Whether you're a layman looking to understand your own transaction or a lawyer needing assistance with a client's conveyancing our step by step sale and purchase guides will lead you through the process while our mini guides will break the whole thing into manageable chunks and give a deep insight into the key issues and stages. Leasehold, freehold, unregistered, registered – we've got it all covered.
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So you want to have a go at your own conveyancing? First you should read about the risks, then if you're still happy to proceed, our guides will take you through each stage of the process telling you what to look out for and helping you avoid falling into expensive traps. Our subscription service will give you access to all of the documents you should need for your conveyancing and we can even supply you with the Land Registry Official Copies you'll need. Our general guides will cover all the obstacles you are likely to face and offer a practical solution. Have a look at our sale and purchase guides too.
A big part of the conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. This section tells you all about them. What they are, how and when to order them and how to interpret the results. Each search has its own guide and you'll see they are separated into Standard (should be done in every case), Regional (area specific) and Optional (not essential but often useful tools for the would be purchaser). All buyers should beware that when you buy a property, the law assumes that you have seen the information that would have been revealed by searches whether or not you have actually carried them out, so you buy the property subject to the results.
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We are purchasing a 7 years old house which has an NHBC issued Building Control Final Certificate. The sellers had an additional room added to the house at the time of building and this extension had it's own full planning permission retrospectively approved. The local authority building control advise that this extension should therefor have had it's own building regs completion certificate as it was on a separate application from the original developers application. The sellers say that as it was built at the same time as the house then the NHBC Building Control Final Certificate for the property covers it. Help please - do I need to insist the sellers obtain retrospective building Regulations approval which is expensive or does this NHBC final certificate cover the whole property, including the extension?
First you need to find out whether NHBC were the approved inspectors for building control purposes. If they were then you would need to ask them whether the extension was taken into account when signing the building. If they were not the approved inspector and the building as signed off by the council then they must know what their records say so you would need to get retrospective approval.